Archive for January 26, 2010

Be Interesting To See How Ten Years In A Federal Pen Changes His Politics

January 26, 2010

Here’s your dumbasses of the week:

A conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN and the son of a federal prosecutor were among four men arrested and accused of trying to tamper with phones at Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office. . . .

An FBI criminal complaint charging the men was unsealed Tuesday. None of the defendants, each wearing red prison jumpsuits, commented at a court hearing held in the afternoon. All four were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony, which could bring up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Of course, given that one of them is the son of the local US Attorney and that the leader of the gang is a conservative hero, I’m not expecting a vigorous prosecution.

Not that I would do anything differently if I was in the US Attorney’s spot. I’d be more than happy to dispense some special justice to keep my kid out of prison. I’d probably resign afterwards, as I’d be unfit for the position. Even if nothing illegal or corrupt occurred, I would still have applied justice unequally based on nothing but my personal feelings. But I’d still do it in a second.